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  • ISBN: 9780385525183 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0385525184 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: print
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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York: Doubleday, 2013.

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Summary, etc.: A senior White House correspondent presents a history of the Bush and Cheney White House years that shares anecdotes by more than two hundred insiders to explore the inner conflicts that shaped the handling of significant events.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 September #2
    *Starred Review* Baker, the senior White House correspondent for the New York Times, has written an ambitious, engrossing, and often disturbing study of the inner workings, conflicts, and critical policy decisions made during the eight years of Bush and Cheney governance. It is no accident that Baker consistently refers to Bush-Cheney, since Cheney was undoubtedly the most influential and powerful vice president in recent years. Baker's portrait of him is not flattering. Cheney prided himself as a hard-nosed "tough guy," to the point of ruthlessness. He fought constantly with other cabinet members, showing little respect or tolerance for their views. He was a conservative true believer with a tendency to ignore facts that got in the way of his view of reality. By the end of their eight years together, even Bush stopped listening to him. Bush is a more sympathetic figure, and Baker sees him as a man trapped by events, whose hopes for a more "modest" foreign policy and a "compassionate conservatism" domestic affairs were frustrated by the vast shadows cast by 9/11. This is a superbly researched, masterful account of eight critical, history-changing years. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Peter Baker is the Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times and a regular panelist onWashington Week on PBS. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellerThe Breach, about Bill Clinton’s impeachment, and, with his wife, Susan Glasser, ofKremlin Rising, about Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

Subject: United States Politics and government 2001-2009
Bush, George W. (George Walker) 1946-
Cheney, Richard B
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Executive Branch
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
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